Accurate Quantity Surveying and Cost Management is critical to the success of every project and the David Adamson Group deploys a variety of tried and tested techniques to deliver projects within agreed budgets. We understand that the purpose of the Cost Management function is to ensure that the client is in control of costs at all times and our experienced team of Quantity Surveyors, Cost Managers and Contract Managers ensure that cost control and sound contractual advice is delivered from project inception to completion.

The David Adamson Group Quantity Surveying, Cost & Contract Management Team work closely with the Client and Design Team on every project to assess the Project's Requirements so that all key deliverables, timescales, restrictions and desires are fully understood, reflected and accounted for throughout the entire lifecycle of the project.

One of the David Adamson Group's key strengths is its capability of producing accurate tender documentation including bills of quantities, employer's requirements and schedules of rates using traditional Quantity Surveying skills. This emphasis of getting it right from the beginning creates a solid base to continue our Cost Management service throughout the entirety of the project and helps reduce risk and promote certainty of time and money. The comprehensive Quantity Surveying, Cost and Contract Management solutions that we can deliver are shown in the following scope of services:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Budget estimating
  • Cost estimating
  • Value engineering
  • Cost planning
  • Procurement advice
  • Risk management
  • Life cycle costing
  • Tender documentation
  • Contract documentation
  • Bills of Quantities
  • Schedule of rates
  • Contract management
  • Post contract cost management
  • Claims management
  • Financial reporting
  • Cost change management
  • Final account preparation

The David Adamson Group ensure that no matter what stage of a project we are appointed, a comprehensive and integrated service is delivered, using both traditional methods and the latest technology to provide a tailored solution that matches the client's requirements and key drivers. Our experience and the flexibility of our approach enables us to adapt quickly to any changes in client's priorities or project circumstances while still providing a first class service. We do this by implementing robust governance and risk management systems and maintaining a clear communication policy with all parties.

The David Adamson Group adheres to the following approach:

  • Accurate prediction and control of costs is a fundamental aspect of a successful contract
  • Project budgets are finite and should not be exceeded without the Client's authority
  • Robust levels of project governance are employed throughout the project with clear lines of responsibility and accountability
  • Offer honest advice with a 'no surprises' approach
  • Resources are allocated according to the most appropriate skill set required for each individual project
  • Interrogate and challenge design proposals
  • Manage risk proactively